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    I'm taking a gap year at the moment, and for what i'm studying, i'm working on my art portfolio and a revision guide website. As these both are things i do at home, i'm finding it very hard to get the motivation to do them every day. I have a routine, but that routine is the same every day because i only have 2 main projects. If anyone has advice on finding motivation for this, it would be very much appreciated.
    Also, I live in germany and my german is improving but it's still not good enough to get a 'real' job or to take classes, and I think a large part of my depression coming back is due to losing contact with friends and basically being by myself for the majority of the day. Anyone have advice or experience with that?
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    Try to go out more, it sounds so generic to say that but why not try going to certain writing classes for young adults, in order to meet new people and gain new skills. Your german will improve and you will also be able to meet new people who may also be in the same position as you.

    Also try to mix up your routine, the point of a gap year is to experience something away from the routine you have become familiar to with school, college, etc.
    In order to get the work you have to complete done, incorporate other activities to help you do that, as well as exploring Germany more, inviting friends from elsewhere to visit you.

    idk if this would fit with what you have time for but I would try to apply to schools in Germany as like an English assistant in primary schools to maybe help kids with their English and improve your german.
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    (Original post by bkerns)
    I'm taking a gap year at the moment, and for what i'm studying, i'm working on my art portfolio and a revision guide website. As these both are things i do at home, i'm finding it very hard to get the motivation to do them every day. I have a routine, but that routine is the same every day because i only have 2 main projects. If anyone has advice on finding motivation for this, it would be very much appreciated.
    Also, I live in germany and my german is improving but it's still not good enough to get a 'real' job or to take classes, and I think a large part of my depression coming back is due to losing contact with friends and basically being by myself for the majority of the day. Anyone have advice or experience with that?
    Make getting a job your priority, thats a good way to socialise and make friends. Also idk how much they speak english in Germany but try do something in your spare time like joining a GYM in a gym you will be able to make friends.
 
 
 
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